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08-07-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by AtlantaWhaler View Post
According to the NY Post, Vanderbeek (Devils) has only half of what he promised creditors ($40 mil) by Aug. 14th. Not good.

*Drags soapbox from corner* Here I thought teams north of VA were cash making machines with a billion fans and any team in the south, and Columbus, should be contracted because all we do is lose money. But lets not mention the troubles of the Devils and Islanders, because they have "history".

*Puts the box away*
Wait, you mean we're not in the south?

Honestly, I make an effort to be easy on the Isles and Devils, simply because their fans are going through the same sort of garbage we've all gone through. It does make the geography claims particularly egregious, but frankly it became obvious that that was simply bullheaded idiocy as soon as folks started reacting with surprise whenever we (Jackets fans) started helpfully informing folks that we're actually within 150-200km of the Canadian border.

There may still be bigots out there who think losing Atlanta wasn't a big deal because "the Blue Jackets are still there; they didn't deserve two teams anyways"

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